What Goes Up, Must Come Down

Tree Down

Originally uploaded by PAgent

And that includes holiday decorations. Of course, when you decide to pull down the lights and take down the Christmas tree at your house, you probably don’t need a cherry picker to do it.

It’s good to see the city attending to this bit of housekeeping so promptly. There’s nothing sadder than once-festive decorations left up too long. Of course, ‘too long’ is a matter of opinion, isn’t it? At our house, the tree has already been hacked into bits and loaded into the yard waste bin. Since we don’t string lights, we don’t have to take any down. But what about your house?

When do you get around to taking the goodies down and packing them away? The day after Christmas? After New Years? Or is it just a waste of time, considering you’re just going to put them up again in twelve months, anyway?

4 Comments so far

  1. dieselboi (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    well, i think someone in my house will begin taking down the tree this week. i fret taking down all 3500 lights outside. with my luck, it will be raining and windy and i’ll catch a cold.

  2. Brandon (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

    I’m aiming to take my tree down by Valentine’s Day this year. It’s a fake one, which only further encourages my laziness.

  3. divebarwife (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 2:43 pm

    We did a big New Years bash at our place, so it all stayed up for that – but now I gotta get the tree undecorated before the last weekend of boy scout tree recycling!

  4. VR (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2007 @ 2:38 pm

    Our tree comes down at Easter. Just like our Halloween decorations come down at Thanksgiving.

    Traditions people!

    Luckily the 4th of July decorations will be on sale in stores soon…

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